Year-End Roundup of the Best Columbus Bloggers in 2015

As a way to reflect on all that has made Columbus wonderful in 2015 I’ve gathered the best blog post from local bloggers. Cbus is a city full of talented folks!  They work, explore the city, take care of the kids, cook, clean, craft, clip coupons, offer advice, spot deals, find the latest fashion trends AND find time to blog.

Below you’ll find a sampling of a few posts from each blogger. Although all of these bloggers call Cbus home their range of expertise isn’t isolated to Columbus. I strongly encourage you to spend time exploring their sites because they are overflowing with awesome ideas.  I truly could spend hours devouring each and everyone of these blogs!  I am SOOOOO excited to share all of this with you.

Columbus Bloggers

Cleverly Simple

If you have not visited Lynette’s blog at Cleverly Simple you sure are missing out.  She has fantastic recipes, DIY crafts, money saving tips and more.

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Black Bean Burger Recipe

How to Make the Best and Easiest Sugar Cookie Icing Glaze

DIY Handkerchief Wall Art (What a sentimental keepsake!)

DIY Wall art

Ikea Rast Dresser Hack

Real Mom Nutrition

Sally at Real Mom Nutrition dishes out healthy recipes for families.  She keeps it real and doesn’t put pressure on you to create perfect meals that your children won’t eat.  It’s all about the balance!  You can find lots of great ideas on Real Mom Nutrition.

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Why I Don’t Love The Term “Clean Eating” (Lots of good points to consider!)

The Dinnertime Rule That Will Change Your Life

5 Healthy Apple Recipes (I love that you can get apples in season all year long!)

 5 healthy apple ideas

Why I Let My Kids Have Junk Food

Lydi Out Loud

From Lydi Out Loud you’ll learn about beauty products, home decor, tasty recipes to impress your guests, gift giving and even football!  She covers a wide range of topics and is entertaining.

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A Girl’s Guide to Football (I learned a lot from this one and it’s just in time for the upcoming bowl games!  Go Buckeyes!)

25 DIY Gift Guide

25 DIY Gifts

These would make good hostess gifts too!

A Fancy Wrinkle

If you are looking for fashion ideas or ways to save money shopping then check out A Fancy Wrinkle.  Kendra puts together stylish finds from shops I frequent but she also has introduced me to a ton of local shops and online retailers with great deals and adorable products.  I look forward to getting even more inspiration from this site!

A Fancy Wrinkle

4 Days of Work Outfits (Do you ever just stare at your closet and can’t figure out what to wear?  Well, I do ALL of the time!  Kendra has paired some great pieces together.)

Columbus Made Local Marketplace (I have been wanting to go to this so hopefully I’ll be able to hit up the next show!  It looks like I’ve really been missing out.)

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  • Made Local Marketplace Spring Show is on March 19th.  Visit the Made Local Marketplace website HERE.

Home & Plate

The recipes that Ali posts on Home & Plate are easy to make and foods my family and I enjoy.  She captures great photos of food and makes everything look so delicious that I want to try it ALL. I love coming back to her site to see what she’s been cooking in the kitchen.

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Honeycrisp Apple Pecan Salad With An Apple Cider Vinaigrette (I didn’t even need to read past the word honeycrisp to know that this was a recipe for me.  I love Honeycrisp apples, salads and homemade dressing so this all around sounds like an unbelievable dish!)

Honeycrisp Apple Salad

Frank’s Game Day Buffalo Chicken Chili (Sounds like a perfect meal, especially for the winter!)

Pear Tart with Goat Cheese, Rosemary & Honey

Guilty Pleasures Spinach Artichoke Dip (I think I could eat the whole dish myself…actually I know I could.)

And to finish off the tasty meal, how about some ice cream?!!!

Cotton Candy Ice Cream (This is a top flavor pick for my kiddos!)

Cotton Candy Ice Cream

Passionate Penny Pincher

If you want to know all about saving money then you must follow Laurie on Passionate Penny Pincher.  This site is packed full of money savings tips as well as recipes, gifts, giving and home decor ideas.

Columbus Blog

10 Secrets You Need to Know Before Shopping Old Navy (I love the deals at Old Navy and the fact that I can get items for the whole family in one spot.)

The Ultimate Aldi, Costco & Sam’s Club Price Comparison Chart (This list is printable and is perfect to know where to go to get the best deals!)

7 Stores You Need to Shop When Decorating on a Budget

Free 2015 Back to School Walmart & Target Stock Up Price Cheat Sheet (I can’t wait to check back to know where to shop for the 2016 school year.)

Dare to Parent

Amy from Dare to Parent has shed a lot of light onto parenting topics.  It’s refreshing to hear that other parents find it difficult at times. Amy offers solutions and support for parents in the most important job: raising children.
Dare to Parent

Special Needs Parenting…Embracing Your Family’s Normal

Dangerous Apps Kids Are Using(It’s scary what children are getting into on social media so it’s good to know what’s out there.)

4 Steps to Cooperative Kids(Isn’t this a dream of every parent?  At least for me!)

Mommy Wife & Life

Over on Mommy Wife & Life you can read about Teri’s adventures as a homeschooling mom of two.  You can find craft ideas, recipes, parenting information, home education information, reviews, giveaways and more!
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Homeschool Room Transformation(I know I’d learn well in this inviting space!)

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And to finish out the fun… here are a few posts from my site.

Local Busy Bees

I’m Amy from Local Busy Bees.  I post about family activities, travel spots, craft ideas, reviews, educational ideas and more.  Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest!

Ways to Give and Volunteer in Columbus, Ohio

Donate Costumes to Kids in Need (This is an organization started by a Columbus mom!)

5 Disney Freebies


Is your mind just spinning with great ideas?  I can’t wait to see what these Columbus bloggers have planned for 2016!  Do you have a favorite Cbus blogger that wasn’t featured?  If so, comment below so we can check out their site.  It is all about spreading the Columbus love and support.

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    • localbusybees says

      Lydia- I can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2016! I love your blog and am glad it was featured in the roundup!

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